Series (Game 5 of 8)

Detroit leads 7-1

Game 1: Saturday, October 22nd
Red Wings6Final
Blue Jackets0
Game 2: Monday, October 24th
Red Wings6Final
Blue Jackets2
Game 3: Tuesday, December 20th
Blue Jackets3Final
Red Wings4
Game 4: Saturday, December 31st
Blue Jackets2Final
Red Wings5
Game 5: Wednesday, January 18th
Red Wings4Final
Blue Jackets0
Game 6: Saturday, March 25th
Blue Jackets5Final
Red Wings4
Game 7: Friday, April 7th
Blue Jackets5Final
Red Wings6
Game 8: Saturday, April 8th
Red Wings4Final
Blue Jackets2

Red Wings 4

(31-12-3, 65 pts)

Blue Jackets 0

(16-29-2, 34 pts)

7:00 PM ET, January 18, 2006

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 3 T
DET 0 2 24
CBJ 0 0 00

T. Holmstrom (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

N. Lidstrom (Red Wings - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

P. Leclaire (Blue Jackets - G): Saves: 37, Save Pct.: .902

Detroit (30-12-3) at Columbus (16-28-2) 7:00 pm EST

Detroit (30-12-3) at Columbus (16-28-2) 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- Since returning from a knee injury, Rick Nash has injected new life into the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets look for their fifth win in six games Wednesday when they try to defeat the Detroit Red Wings for the first time in five attempts this season.

Nash, who shared the 2004 Maurice Richard Trophy with Calgary's Jarome Iginla and Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk, has scored 12 goals in 15 games since his return. The 21-year-old left wing has nine goals and seven assists in a nine-game points streak.

Nash scored a breakaway goal in the third period Monday to lead the Blue Jackets to a 4-3 triumph over the New York Rangers, which raised Columbus' record to 7-3-1 in its last 11 contests.

Ranked 29th in goals (109), the Blue Jackets may have their hands full against Detroit, which is tied with Dallas for most wins in the Western Conference (30) and is second in goals (168).

Brendan Shanahan scored twice - his first goals in 10 games - to lead the Red Wings to their fourth win in six games with Saturday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Detroit has outscored Columbus, 21-7, in winning the first four encounters over the Blue Jackets, including a 5-2 victory December 31. The Red Wings lead the all-time series, 20-4-1.